Saturday, 26 September 2009

Colour Week - Saturday

This is not part of the official Colour week but Mountain Mama suggested that we add an extra colour and since I've enjoyed doing these posts so much I decided to join her.

Saturday's colour is Cornflower Blue

This is a photograph of the Peace Vessel at Hellfire Pass. It was erected in honour of the 12, 436 Prisoners of War who lost their lives during the building of the Burmese-Siam railway.

A fisherman out catching his dinner in the village of Ban Talae Nok. There used to be houses on that stretch of beach but they were destroyed in the Tsunami.

This is a photograph of the world longest handmade bridge. It's in Sangklaburi and was built by the Mon people with no help from engineers or anything!! (When you look at it from the side it looks a bit like the game Kerplunk...you just have to not think about that when your crossing)

Temple roof at dusk just outside Kanchanaburi.

and last but not least


In Cambodia there is an entire community that live on a 'floating village' at Tonle Sap. They never leave the water (they even have a floating church and a school!!) and they use these contraptions to store their boats. Amazing how some people live isn't it!!

Anyway, I hope you have all enjoyed looking at our photos over the past week.

27 comments:

Debs said...

Your photos have been amazing and would make a fascinating book. I loved them, thanks.x

JJ Beattie said...

Gorgeous pics again. Are they all taken by Chris?

SueG said...

I've loved seeing your photos. And Debs has a great idea...what about a book of them? they really are fantastic.

Carol said...

Debs - I'm so glad that you've enjoyed looking at them!! A book? That's a great idea but I wouldn't really know where to start!! If you have any suggestions...

JJ - The best ones are!! I tend to point and press and hope for the best...in saying that, a few of them on here are mine :-)

SueG - I've really enjoyed putting them together so I'm glad you enjoyed looking at them :-). I think Debs idea is a brilliant one but like I said to her...I wouldn't know where to start so if you have any suggestions...

C x

LadyFi said...

Stunning photos! Love the first and last ones. I agree that it would be interesting to collate the best photos into a book. For example, I'd love to hear more about the floating village in Cambodia.

I suggest you try to prioritize the best 60 photos of your time abroad. Well, not necesssarily only the best photographically but also if there is an interesting story or anecdote behind them.

Imagine - one glossy photo per page with a quotation or insight or little story/description.

As you do this, a theme may suggest itself that you can have running through the book. One unique theme would be to divide the photos according to colour. You could then call it something like: The colours of a life.. or sth...

jenny said...

COmmentors above have a nice idea with the book. I'd love to hear more on those temples and the donations they gave, like the baby one and the nun one you mentioned.

I love how all your pictures are from thailand.. you must have really enjoyed your time there.

The background on the peace vessel is breathtaking! And it's the exact shade of cornflower blue!!

We should come up with another color week sometime... perhaps around the holidays, when everyone is too busy to blog but surely will have time to post a photo or two a day. Game?

Carol said...

Ladyfi - That's a really really good idea!!

I have a book that was done by the National Museum Volunteers in Bangkok (one of my pics is in that) and I love it but would have liked a bit more information about where the shots were taken etc because Chris and I hadn't visited some of the places!!

I think I'll make a start on that next week (well, depending on how the Uni stuff goes :-))

Jenny - It's a great idea isn't it!! I would never have thought about doing it but I'm going to give it a go :-)

When I read about the colour week on your blog I thought I would choose my photo's from when we stayed in Thailand. I knew Chris had taken some wonderful shots and I thought it would be nice to share some of them :-)

I am definitely up for that!! I have really enjoyed doing this colour week!!

C x

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I LOVE the tones in the peace vessel shot - simply gorgeous! Your photography is so beautiful, Carol, love enjoying it! x

Carol said...

Absolute Vanilla - I love that photo too!! It's a lovely tribute to the people that lost their lives.

I'm chuffed to bits that everyone has liked our photo's so much :-)

C x

French Fancy said...

These are some of the most atmospheric photos I have ever seen. They should send you into schools to talk about your life abroad - a show and tell. You'd give kids the urge to travel.

fede said...

beautiful carol! your photos show your passion for the country - it looks like you had a wonderful, life changing experience.

DJ Kirkby said...

Carol
This set of photos is amazing. Did you take them all yourself? x

DJ Kirkby said...

Forgot to say I tagged you. x

claire p said...

the photos are fab, really beautiful. And I think the book idea is a good one, I'd buy it xx

Ann said...

Oh my goodness Carol, The Peace Vessel, what an absolutely beautiful picture, it is one of the best I have ever seen, and what a fitting tribute to all those dear souls who lost their lives, I cannot stop looking at this picture, oh wow!!.

You loved that country, didn't you Carol.

I swear, for a moment, I thought the second picture was Ailsa Craig.

Juniper said...

Oh what photos!!! Yes a book is a really good idea (and be sure to include your descriptions) they have been fun to read as well. I joined you on the weekend blue, had the photos set to go and then saw your post. Yes- am game for Christmas too!!
The colours of fall has been an enjoyable challenge.

Lily Sheehan said...

Glad you did an extra one. The pics are amazing!!

Queenie said...

Have just caught up with the whole week's worth. Fabulous!

Carol said...

French Fancy - Awww, that is a lovely thing to say!! Chris will be over the moon :-)

I would probably bore them to tears, lol!!

Fede - I did have a wonderful life changing experience!! I think it's impossible to live in a country like that and not have it seep under your skin :-)

DJ - Thanks hon :-). They were indeed all taken by Chris and I (The better one's are Chris's!!).

Ooohhh a tag!! I shall pop over to see what needs to be done.

Claire - I really am pleased that everyone has liked the photo's so much!! I'm thinking that if I can put together something that doesn't cost a fortune (I have a funny feeling that might be a big if) then I'll sell them and donate the money to the Thai charities I support.

Ann - It's an amazing place, very very moving and rather extraordinary that they managed to achieve what they did with minimal tools and in such hideous conditions!!

Yes, I fell in love with the place :-)

LOL at Ailsa Craig!!

Juniper - It is a great idea isn't it!! I will definitely include some information on each picture...helps give it a context doesn't it :-)

Loved your pictures for the blue...the one of your kids heading towards the sea is a beauty!!

Lily - Glad you liked them hon :-)

Queenie - That must have taken you a while :-)

C x

Tessa said...

Oh wow! These photographs are absolutely fantastic, Carol, as are the others below. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. The others are spot on when they say you should do a book. Why not try sites like My Publisher, Blurb or Photobox as a starter? I would definitely buy one!

Thank you, too, for stopping by my place and for your lovely comments. As for moving to Norfolk, you know you are always welcome if you happen to be up that way!

Carol said...

Tessa - That is a big compliment coming from someone as artistic as you!! I've never heard of those sites but will definitely check them out...thanks for the recommendation :-)

Hahaha, you shouldn't say that you know...I have a habit of taking people up on their offers :-)

C x

cheshire wife said...

Wonderful photos! They convey more than just a picture.

DJ Kirkby said...

Good luck at Uni today,Fresher! xo

Carol said...

Cheshire Wife - Thank you very much *grins* that is a lovely thing to say!!

DJ - I'm not sure how it happened but I feel absolutely fine about it today!! I'm nearly all organised :-)

C x

Suburbia said...

Hi, Beautiful pictures:)

I have had to make my blog invite only. If you still want to read my ramblings then please e mail me (address on my profile page) and I will send you an invite x

Kevin Mullins said...

These are great pictures Carol - I especially like the hand built bridge, though not sure I'd like to cross it in a hurry.

Carol said...

Suburbia - I am sorry to hear that you've had to make your blog private but I'm also not entirely surprised!! I'm guessing someone was trying to use it as ammunition. I would love to continue reading your ramblings *grins* and have just sent you an e-mail.

Kevin - The bridge was amazing!! I couldn't believe that they had just decided to build one and had then gone ahead and done it. The first one didn't last long but we won't dwell on that...

C x

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